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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Elevate - 2017 PowerBuilder Conference

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2017 PowerBuilder Conference 





   The new PowerBuilder 2017 product is on its way to being released in June 2017.  As such, Appeon considers this to be an appropriate time to begin planning for the annual PowerBuilder conference. In order to ensure adequate time to prepare for the conference, Appeon has decided to schedule the Elevate 2017 Conference for September 2017. As such, Elevate 2017 will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina (USA). If you are interested in being a speaker / presenter at the conference and receive a full conference pass for free as a token of Appeon's appreciation, please contact their marketing department ASAP!

    Note: The registration process for Elevate 2017 Conference will be commencing in May of 2017… stay tuned!



regards ... Chris

Thursday, January 26, 2017

STD FC's - Your PFC Replacement!

I got the job!


     Its always nice once in a while when your all your hard work pays off when you receive a nice comment about your work or product. In this case it was a nice text message the other day from a PowerBuilder friend of mine who stated ....


    The Software Tool & Die frameworks that I originally built in 1992 for PowerBuilder and later on, added support for PocketBuilder, PB.Net, EAServer, Appeon Web and Appeon Mobile, continues to evolve even to this day. The goal now is to update the frameworks in time for the brand new release of Appeon PB 2017 in June, 2017!

   The frameworks even today are still being adopted by new and refactored mission critical PowerBuilder & Appeon Web/Mobile applications the world over with over 6,429  downloads in 2016! You can download them from their home on SourceForge  ... plus, they are open source, pure PowerScript, use no external DLL's & are free too! 

Regards ... Chris

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

PB 2017 - PreOrder Special!

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Appeon PowerBuilder 2017 

Special Pre-Order Pricing is Back!


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Over the last 2 months of 2015, thousands of copies of PowerBuilder 2017 were pre-ordered at a very special price. Due to the still high demand at the end of the first pricing promotion, Appeon has decided to extend a second promotion period to the PowerBuilder community starting on January 1, 2017 until the end of April 2017.
Appeon also appreciates that it takes time for companies & government agencies to fully understand the offer and work through their various purchase processing procedures. As such, Appeon are pleased to offer the PowerBuilder community a “second chance” to pre-order PowerBuilder at a big savings. If you pre-order PowerBuilder 2017 you will be entitled to the following benefits:
Don’t miss out on this last chance to pre-order PowerBuilder 2017 and save big before the regular pricing takes effect after April 30, 2017.





Regards ... Chris

Monday, January 2, 2017

PowerBuilder Classic - Script Commenter

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STD Foundation Classes

New Script Commenter Application released!

  
     Software Tool & Die Inc. today are very pleased to announce a new Script Commenter application for the PowerBuilder Classic IDE built from the latest STD Integrated Framework (release: October 2016) ...

Example of the Code Commenter at work!

         The STD Script Commenter is a significant enhancement to the way a PB developer works (productivity) by easily allowing code comments to be added to any object classes PowerScipt! The Script Commenter is based on the original commenter application by R.C. Sizer but has been totally refactored.

    The Script Commenter is designed to work with any Unicode version of PowerBuilder (v10.0 through 12.6). It can be activated in any PB IDE by creating a toolbar short-cut icon and assigning to the EXE as follows:

app path\ScriptCommenter.exe  header
  - or -
app path\ScriptCommenter.exe  block

  
 

    The values added as a header or block comment are located in the "Comment_Block.ini" file. This file can built based on the values found in the "Comment_Template.ini" file and is customizable by the PB developer!

    You can download the STD Script Commenter application from the STD Framework's website by clicking here!

 
Enjoy!

Regards ... Chris

Monday, December 19, 2016

A PowerBuilder Christmas


A Christmas Story ...

Twas the Night Before Production
adaptation by Chris Pollach
'Twas the night before Production, when all through the Appeon house
Not a creature was stirring, not even Armeen’s mouse;
The stockings were hung by the developers chimneys with care,
In hopes that St. Nick’s software soon would be there;

The Application Servers were nestled all snug in their racks,
While Light backed-up their data, oh there was stacks;
The sales manager Sally
in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled down for a long tester's nap,

When out in the hall there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my Tablet to see what was the matter.
Away to the Appeon WorkSpace I flew like Macromedia flash,
Opened the Browser and enjoyed the animations splash,

Engineering's build of Appeon PowerBuilder was like the new-fallen snow,
It gave promise of new Mobile features - listed below,
When, what to my wondering eyes - Santa did appear,
Riding in his sleigh pulled by eight tiny reindeer,

With a little native database driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment that DBMS was designed by St. Nick.
More rapid than streaming electrons the data they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, as he categorized them by name;

"Now, Light! now, John! now, Hill!
and VIXEN!
On, Julie
! on Steven! on, Danny and BLITZEN!
To the edge of the ISP! Through the Appeon fire-wall!
Now process away! Process away! Process away all!"

As the new applications under Appeon PowerBuilder 2017 did fly,
When they met with a user their new features they did try,
So up to the Browser menu the mouse pointers they flew,
To display a full load of data, images, and animations too!

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the sound card - mystified,
A message signaling a software order had just arrived.
As I drew in my mouse, and was turning around,
An email message alerted me to a new application … it looked sound.

The project manager was dressed all in fur, from her head to her feet,
And the red robe was all polished, and she even had someone to meet;
A bundle of Web & Mobile applications she had flung on her back,
Most of the programmer’s had agreed, so a DataWindow she also did pack.

The Engineers faces -- how they twinkled! Their dimples how merry!
Their cheeks were like roses, their noses like a cherry!
One droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
The “Technical Architect” his beard on his chin was as white as the snow.

The Log from the Application Server he held tight in his teeth,
New ideas using Appeon PowerBuilder, Web & Mobile encircled his head like a wreath.
He had a broad face and a black belt round his belly,
Using moves he learned in TaeKwonDo, the guards shook like jelly.

The “release guy” was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself.
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And deployed all the new applications; then turned with a jerk,
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the Appeon Servers rose;

He sprang to his laptop, to his development team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew, for a beer at the pub “The English Thistle”.
But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out in the night,
"MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL, AND NO GPF’s IN SIGHT!"

  
regards ... Chris